System Volume Information??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ithankugod, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. ithankugod

    ithankugod Guest

    Hey, in disk defragmenter, they have info about

    \system volume information\...

    where are these files located physically? I can't seem to locate it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    It's a hidden, system folder. In windows explorer> tools> folder options> 'view' tab> tick 'show hidden files and folders' and untick 'hide protected operating system files (recommended).'
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    Unfortunately, it's generally not that easy. Here's a copy of a post of mine from another site - hope it helps:


    The System Volume Information Foldlers contain your System Restore points. You can delete any or all of these manually if you like and XP will automatically renumber them and keep track. These folders are hidden system folders on each drive. In order to gain access, follow the directions below depending on your version of XP and File System:


    Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition Using the FAT32 File System

    Click Start , and then click My Computer

    On the Tools menu, click Folder Options

    On the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders

    Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box

    Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change

    Click OK

    Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it


    Windows XP Professional Using the NTFS File System on a Domain

    Click Start , and then click My Computer

    On the Tools menu, click Folder Options

    On the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders

    Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box

    Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change

    Click OK

    Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder, and then click Sharing and Security

    Click the Security tab

    Click Add , and then type the name of the user to whom you want to give access to the folder. Choose the account location if appropriate (either local or from the domain). Typically, this is the account with which you are logged on. Click OK , and then click OK

    Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it


    Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a Workgroup

    Click Start , and then click My Computer

    On the Tools menu, click Folder Options

    On the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders

    Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change

    Clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box

    Click OK

    Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder, and then click Sharing and Security

    Click the Security tab

    Click Add , and then type the name of the user to whom you want to give access to the folder. Typically, this is the account with which you are logged on. Click OK , and then click OK

    Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it


    Windows XP Home Edition Using the NTFS File System

    In Windows XP Home Edition with the NTFS file system, you must use the Cacls tool, which is a command-line tool to display or modify file or folder access control lists (ACLs)

    Click Start , click Run , type cmd , and then click OK

    Make sure that you are in the root folder of the partition for which you want to gain access to the System Volume Information folder. For example, to gain access the the C:\System Volume Information folder, make sure that you are in the root folder of drive C (at a "C:\" prompt). To get to the root of any partition, make sure you are in that partition and then type "cd\" (without the quotation marks).

    Type the following line, and then press ENTER:

    cacls " driveletter :\System Volume Information" /E /G username :F

    Make sure to type the quotation marks as indicated. This command adds the specified user to the folder with Full Control permissions

    Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it

    If you need to remove the permissions after troubleshooting, type the following line at a command prompt:

    cacls " driveletter :\System Volume Information" /E /R username

    This command removes all permissions for the specified user.